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Interview Monday: Fore Cooper and Grassroots Level

interview monday: I really want to be an ambassador and work at the grassroots level to bring these voices to the fore, according to Vancouver Courier. Cooper has published five books of poetry and is also a writer of young adult fiction and history. There are so many voices here from all over the world and each community is brimming with stories, is brimming with spoken word, is brimming with poetry, Afua Cooper said in an interview Monday.article continues below Trending Stories Downtown playground had been problematic' prior to fire Inside the dark 'incel' world of Toronto's murderous rampage Police warn Bitcoin ATMs easier, more profitable' for laundering money than casinos Liberal leader takes shot at employer health tax during visit to manufacturing business We have the old established communities, and we have the new communities. She is the co-creator of Black Halifax, an interdisciplinary presentation that uses poetry and spoken word to tell Halifax's 300 year-old African Nova Scotian history. Cooper assumes the mantle of Halifax poet laureate on Tuesday, becoming the seventh in a line of female poets who have used the position to shed light on community issues and spark political action.A poem last year by outgoing poet laureate Rebecca Thomas a Mi'kmaq woman and the first Indigenous person to hold the role prompted council to reopen debate over how the city commemorates its controversial founder. Her book The Hanging of Angelique The Untold Story of Slavery in Canada and the Burning of Old Montreal was a national best-seller, and was short listed for the Governor General's Award. ( As reported in the news.